Birmingham Southern College

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Birmingham Southern College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Birmingham, AL, a predominately urban area. Over 1,300 students are enrolled at Birmingham Southern College.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to Birmingham Southern College. A score in the range of 1110 to 1310 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Birmingham Southern College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.57. About 50 percent of all applicant were accepted at Birmingham Southern College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 18 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Birmingham Southern College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Birmingham Southern College was reported as 53.8% in Fall 2020 with over 3,380 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Birmingham Southern College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Birmingham Southern College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Birmingham Southern College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.4%
  • 2017-2018: 61.9%
  • 2018-2019: 56.6%
  • 2019-2020: 53.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 51.5%

How Does Birmingham Southern College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Birmingham Southern College is five percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Montevallo53.2%
Stillman College36.6%
Judson College37.2%
Alabama State University97.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Birmingham Southern College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 660
Math540 - 650
Total Score1110 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math20 - 27
Composite Score22 - 29
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